This from Drew Smith:

Des Plaines is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Check out this website their city’s GIS put together.

A story-map showing locations and containing descriptions of several of the department’s more notable incidents, activities, and emergency calls, along with videos and vintage photographs, may be found at

The photos in the history map capture some of the many events that have demonstrated the Des Plaines Fire Department’s commitment to service and the protection of Des Plaines citizens.

The red Xs are locations of significant events or calls in the department history. The interactive map allows you to zoom to the Xs by scrolling with your mouse, typing in an address at the magnifying glass, or using the + or – buttons. Then click on any X to view photos and information from that event or incident. The green tabs on the top of the home screen allow you to search events based on event type.


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